Armor of God, Faith, Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 464 – PUT ON THE SHIELD OF FAITH 2

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Wednesday 1st, May 2024
 

PUT ON THE SHIELD OF FAITH 2



“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

Ephesians 6:16 (KJV)



There is a spiritual warfare and we are not fighting to obtain the victory; we put on the whole armor of God to enforce the victory Christ has obtained for us.

Though the adversary is completely defeated, he continues to scheme and throw deceptive burning arrows at the saints.

Thank God, He has given us His armor so that we may be able to withstand the evil day. It is therefore your responsibility to put on the whole armor of God.

After Paul the apostle mentioned the first three gears, he went on to talk about the SHIELD OF FAITH.

Understand that, there is no armor which is more important than the other. For example, some assume that the SHIELD OF FAITH is more important than the others.

The argument is mainly because Paul the apostle used the phrase “ABOVE ALL” when introducing the SHIELD OF FAITH.

The “Above all” doesn’t necessarily suggest that the SHIELD OF FAITH is above the belt of Truth, The Breastplate of Righteousness and The Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel.

Faith is not more important than the Word of God (belt of truth); neither is it more important than the righteousness of God.

Faith is supplied by the Word of God.

The phrase “Above all” is from the Greek words, “epi” and “pas”.

The word “epi” means over, in addition, towards upon, covering and out in front. While the word “pas” means “all, whole, always, daily or everything”.

Therefore the phrase “above all” doesn’t mean the shield of faith is above the other armor pieces in terms of importance or value.

The phrase “above all” means, “in addition” to the other armor pieces, take up the SHIELD OF FAITH.

It also depicts the position of the SHIELD OF FAITH.

“Above all” can also be replaced with “Covering all”, “Out in front of all”, “Holding it in front of all daily”

So verse 16, can be put this way, “In addition, daily cover all or hold in front of all the armor pieces the shield of faith, to extinguish or quench all the fiery darts”.

You will appreciate this more when you understand the size of the shield.

There are two kinds of shields. The kind or type of shield used at that time varied from the type of people or tribe or even the type of combat. There is one for close combat; which is a small rounded shield made of wood or metal.

Paul the apostle wasn’t referring to a circular verge shield which can protect the upper torso of a human body.
He was referring to the large rectangular metal shield Roman soldiers carry.

The Greek word for shield in Ephesians 6:16 is “thureos” which is a large shield, as door shaped. The shield is wide and long as the shape of a house-door.

With that shield size, they are able to cover their whole body from flaming arrows shot at them. In those times, there were arrows as huge as javelins and were first dipped in fire before shooting at their enemies. The idea is not to only pierce the heart or body but to set the enemy on fire and to utterly burn them.

The shield is strong and covers the whole body to prevent the damage intended to be caused by the flaming darts.

This is the function of the SHIELD OF FAITH. It covers you from every arrow of the enemy.

The shield of faith is the automatic rejection or extinguishing mechanism given by the Lord to reject, dispel and extinguish every attack of the enemy.

Don’t give the adversary any chance to oppress, crush, depress and weaken you.

You must daily shield up with faith as you go about your daily activities. Stand firm and confidently act with the word of God.

Selah.

DIG DEEPER
(Genesis 15:1; Psalm 91:7-16; Psalm 94:22; Exodus 15:2-3; Psalm 28:7-8)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we will continually take up the shield of faith by standing firm and confidently with what God has said in His word and not how or what we feel.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
2 Chronicles 34 – 36
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I take up the shield of faith.
 
– I stand strong in the Lord.
 
– By the shield of faith, today I extinguish every flaming arrow of the evil one and his cohorts against my life.
 
– I walk in the consciousness of faith every day.
 
Oh thank you Lord Jesus!!!

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Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago

We are not now fighting to obtain the victory; we put on the whole armor of God to enforce the victory Christ has obtained for us.

Thank you sweet Jesus

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

We enforce the victory we have gained through Christ

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

Thank you Lord

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

We have won the Victory. Ha!!!

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

Thank you Lord Jesus

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago

If there was something good I could probably learn from the adversary, it’s his DETERMINATION.

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

Though the adversary is completely defeated, he continues to scheme and throw deceptive burning arrows at the saints.

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

Kaish. I am DETERMINED

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago

The function of the SHIELD OF FAITH is to cover you from every arrow of the enemy.

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

The shield of faith is the automatic rejection or extinguishing mechanism given by the Lord to reject, dispel and extinguish every attack of the enemy.

Nana Kwame
Nana Kwame
1 month ago

Glory Glory

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

With the shield of Faith, I’m covered from every arrow of the enemy

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

I don’t joke with the Shield of Faith

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

I’m covered from any arrow of the enemy

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

I stand firm and confidently act with the word of God.

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago

I daily shield up with faith as I go about my daily activities.

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

I stand firm and confidently act with the word of God.

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

Glory Glory, I enforce the victory which Christ has gained for me

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Prince Semanu

Glory!!!

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Prince Semanu

Praise the Lord

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago
Reply to  Prince Semanu

I enforce the Victory. Gloreeeey

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

Jesus doesn’t want me fearful, he wants me hopeful.

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

Hallelujah

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Prince Semanu

Praise the Lord

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago

I am not afraid. I carry the Shield of Faith

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

In the name of Jesus I am enabled to continually take up the shield of faith by standing firm and confidently with what God has said in His word and not how or what I feel.

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago
Reply to  Prince Semanu

In the name of Jesus

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Prince Semanu

How or what I feel doesn’t affect me
In the name of Jesus

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 month ago

In the name of Jesus

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago
Reply to  Prince Semanu

I love this dig deeper scripture (PSALM 91:7-16)
It brings great comfort, encouragement, and peace.

Thank you Jesus

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Prince Semanu

Haaaaa

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

Have you checked out PSALM 94: 22 yet??

Our God is awesome

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

I continually take up the shield of faith!

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago

Our faith, like a shield in battle, guards us during trials. When doubt arises and our beliefs are challenged, our unwavering faith in Christ becomes our protective armor.

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago

Faith is more than intellectual belief; it’s a dynamic force that shapes our lives, sustains us, and draws us closer to our father.

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago

True faith isn’t passive
Our actions reflect our faith

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago

When Jesus tells us to resist Satan, He equips us with the ability to do so. We’re never given an impossible task

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago

The word of God makes me understand that the devil is like a roaring lion, seeking to devour but if Jesus possess all authority then the adversary has AUTHORITY ZERO.

And my faith is in the Lord Jesus

Edith
Edith
1 month ago

Thank you Lord Jesus ????

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
1 month ago

O thank you Jesus.I carry the shield of faith with me always.

Adevu Prince
Adevu Prince
1 month ago

I operate with the automatic rejection mechanism

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

In addition, daily cover all or hold in front of all the armor pieces the shield of faith, to extinguish or quench all the fiery darts”.
Wow! The shield of faith acts as a shield to the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness and the feet shod of preparation of the gospel

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

From today’s episode I’ve understood that faith covers all the armor before it . A shield is a defensive weapon, it protects a warrior from his enemy’s blows and could be used to deflect thrown spears and other missiles. So the shield of faith works by the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness functions by the shield of faith

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

I refuse to give the adversary any chance to oppress, depress and weaken me

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago
Reply to  Linda Teye

I don’t give the adversary the chance

Addenilla Ennin
Addenilla Ennin
1 month ago

Hey!!! Oh Jesus
I take on the shield of faith fully!!

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

I stand firm and confidently act by the word of God !

Beha Flora
Beha Flora
1 month ago

I don’t give the adversary any chance to oppress me.

Addenilla Ennin
Addenilla Ennin
1 month ago

Malalaba
I don’t allow the adversary to weaken me nor shake me
I cover myself fully mashavala with the shield of Faith

Addenilla Ennin
Addenilla Ennin
1 month ago

Oh thank you Lord Jesus for this reality!!!

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago

Glory to God

Beha Flora
Beha Flora
1 month ago

I take up the shield of faith.

Addenilla Ennin
Addenilla Ennin
1 month ago

In the name of Jesus
I take on the shield of faith fully
And confidently
Not by what I feel no but by what God has said! Heyaa

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago

The SHIELD OF FAITH. KAIIIII

Addenilla Ennin
Addenilla Ennin
1 month ago

All day long
Every time
Every minute
Every second
Daily
Everyday
I walk in the consciousness of the shield of Faith
Oh Thank you Sir
God bless you Set
My heart is set on fire now

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I walk in the consciousness of faith every day.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

What an episodeeeee ❤‍????❤‍????❤‍????❤‍????
Even though we are in a spiritual warfare, we are not fighting to obtain victory..

Thank you Lord Jesus for the shield of faith…which is the automatic rejection or extinguishing mechanism, to dispel and extinguish every attack of the enemy

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

The Shield of Faith being an Auto-Reject ensures that you only have access to thoughts that are consistent with the knowledge of Christ.

I put on the shield of faith

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago
Reply to  Belinda Teye

Eiiii. The Shield of Faith is an Auto-Reject . Kaiiii. It rejects all threats of the adversary

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I don’t give the adversary any chance to oppress, crush, depress and weaken me.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

I daily shield up myself with faith as I go about my daily activities. I stand firm and confidently act with the word of God.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

Thank you Apostle Bennie for these rich verities.
I am blessed

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago

I don’t give the enemy the chance to crush me. I take up the shield of faith.

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 month ago

Genesis 15 : 1

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

The Lord is my Shield and Exceedingly Great Reward.

Gmajombane Emmanuel
Gmajombane Emmanuel
1 month ago

I embrace the shield of faith over my life

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

Thank you Jesus my weapons are mighty unto the pulling down of strong hold,casting down thoughts that go against that of Jesus

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

For the putting on of these weapons is a choice and I put mine on daily

Lilian
Lilian
1 month ago

Psalm 24:7-8
Lift up your ye gates And be lifted, you everlasting doors.
And the king of glory shall come in
Who is this King of glory?
The lord strong and mighty,
The lord mighty in battle

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
1 month ago

By the shield of faith, today I extinguish every flaming arrow of the evil one and his cohorts against my life

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 month ago

Hallelujah

Daily, I take up the shield of Faith

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

I extinguish all thoughts by adversary

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I put on the whole armor of God to enforce the victory Christ has obtained for me.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

The shield of faith is the automatic rejection or extinguishing mechanism given by the Lord to reject, dispel and extinguish every attack of the enemy.
Hallelujah!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I don’t give the adversary any chance to oppress, crush, depress and weaken me.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago
Reply to  Wisdom Elvis

In the name of Jesus!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I daily shield up with faith.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I stand firm and I confidently act on the word of God.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

My confidence is what God has said in His word concerning me and not how or what I feel.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I’m strong in faith!

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